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The pandemic has had a huge impact on how debt providers set prices, with different types of lenders facing different pressures.
The wall of capital will likely mean lower returns for property credit strategies. But that has not deterred institutional capital from piling in, as this record-breaking close will attest.
Financing gap
New research suggests there is a real estate debt funding shortfall ahead. But the problem is unlikely to be as severe as in the aftermath of the global financial crisis.
Financing deals in the UK capital this month suggest some debt providers are keeping faith in the city’s fundamentals.
Student accommodation
The extent to which universities bring students physically back to campus will determine property debt providers’ appetite for financing student accommodation.
Group of business people
We are preparing our annual list of the organisations that are having the greatest impact on European property lending markets. If you believe yours is among them, we want to hear from you.
The emergent residential sub-sector is high on debt providers’ wish-lists. There are several good reasons why.
For multiple reasons, Europe’s biggest property market has been an outlier in the region during the course of the pandemic.
As Europe’s real estate markets gradually reopen following lockdowns, debt providers want to get back to work. But an additional layer of scrutiny is needed before they agree to new financing deals.
Before this cycle, there was little need for borrowers in European real estate markets to turn to intermediaries for advice. Now, debt advisors’ expertise is valued by many in the sector.

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